If a few people cheered because he was hurt, then that is on them. Bad Karma. I think Winston over-reacted and by all means should clarify and apologize. What Winston said was actually worse because he called everyone in that stadium, pathetic and sickening.
one thing about Baldinger, he pulls no punch's and I agree with him. Winston made sure the entire media was there before ripping us. that's just flat wrong.
Is this the cheering Chiefs’ Winston blamed fans for?
he also insulted managements product or bottom line here.
I was at the game, as were many friends I know sitting in various sections of Arrowhead. I am the only one among my friends who didn't hear cheering for Matt's injury. I'm talking 50 or more friends heard it in their various sections. The reason I didn't hear it, is because I was solely focused on Matt laying on the ground, not paying attention to the crowd environment around me at all.
Not only did my friends acknowledge it happening in their sections...other Chiefs players besides Eric have made public comments about witnessing it, and so have some of the Ravens players, saying they were appalled.
It doesn't matter really whether or not every fan participated in the celebration of Cassel's injury...it only matters that enough fans participated that players on both teams witnessed it, as did many fans at the game.
Some fans behind me were not *cheering* persay, but they were making derogatory comments being very happy Matt was injured & might not finish the game. They were also chanting throughout the game, "Brady, Brady, Brady"...it was distracting.
Fans by a majority began booing & heckling Matt & the offense when they took the field for their first drive. They hadn't even made any mistakes, but the booing & heckling began anyway. They booed & heckled each time the offense took the field. :(
I would imagine by the time Cassel was injured, the entire Chiefs roster had it's fill. They are not happy with Chiefs fans right now, at all. A fan base they once claimed was the best to play for in the NFL, and interact with. Many are withdrawing, no longer interacting among fans. Fans are disrupting their focus, making their job more difficult, beating down their morale & confidence when booing & heckling from the first drive to the last. :(
Put yourself in Eric Winston's place, for just a brief moment. He spent most of the game hearing fans boo & heckle Matt, him, & the entire offense each time they took the field, & after plays. By the time Matt was injured, I would imagine the players were pretty upset.
These men are like a family, they bond like brothers. They become defensive & protective of one another just like we all do over people we care about. How would you feel & react if someone you cared about was injured laying on the ground, and bystanders began celebrating in some manner? I bet most of you would be just as upset & angry as Eric Winston became, understandably so. I know I would've been upset had it happened to someone I care about dearly.